A 39 forever home cook with a ready and willing family i.e guinea pigs.

  • Location: West central Florida
  • Favorite foods: Asian and Mediterranean. Love the freshness and the seasonings.
  • Last bite on earth: Steamed stone crab claws with garlic butter.

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An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

As with most bad ideas the reason usually comes down to "Follow the money".

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

Wow. Just beyond disappointed..........

Star Wars themed recipes?

"What's for dinner Mom?"

"Wookie steak."

"Is it any good?"

"It's a little Chewy."

Anywhooooo..............Tomorrow we will be enjoying some Boba Fettuccini.

If you are dating someone who doesn't like Star Wars jokes you are looking for love in Alderaan places. :)

May the fourth be with you!

Stainless steel bowls

I have had my 2 cheep stainless steel bowls for about 8 years and they are fine.

TV cooking shows, food contamination

Lest we forget it is TV. All of these cooking shows are edited to death. Do you really want to watch someone wash their hands for a full minute? These shows are about 22 minutes of actual content. I watch them for inspiration for my own cooking, not for a hygiene lesson. Oh, and no I would never pinch salt (or touch anything) with chickeny hands or porky fingers.

Getting high on Cinnabon?

Flavored liquors (not liqueurs) are just gross. The Cinnabon flavor will be in all the bars and bartenders will make some concoction out of it. Then it will sit and gather dust just like the rest of the Pinnacle flavors.

Dear Pinnacle,

Stop it!

Love, Real vodka lover

How do you like your hummus?

@FritesandGeeks Glad I could help.

@lemonfair While I always make my own, this pine nut hummus is something I must try. Sounds really good.

Behind the Scenes in Nick's Home Kitchen

Hmm....never thought about saving the cooking liquid for Hainanese chicken rice. Your fridge looks like mine right now. Yikes!

As for that clean counter, well if my husband came home and saw that he would panic thinking I moved out and took my toys with me.

How do you like your hummus?

@FritesandGeeks Could be Achla brand

How do you like your hummus?

@Tipsykit37 While I do like a roasted red pepper "hummus" it just seems like roasted red pepper dip. Red pepper just overwhelms the idea of hummus.

Southern Craft Ice Cream Is the Frozen Pride of Florida

@Max This ice cream looks yummy. It is always good to see people who do food the right way. While I live in Florida, a 10 hour round trip drive is not gonna happen any time soon. However, people that live in southern Georgia, southern Alabama and southeastern Mississippi are a lot closer than I am.

Staff Picks: What to Drink at a Not-Great Bar

Our go to at our fave dive bar is Smithwick's on draft.

Manner Matters: Hosting 101

We handle this issue in a few different ways depending on the situation.

1. If it is a friend(s) joining us for a dinner where there is mostly family I will sit them next to my father-in-law. He has such a natural gift of gab and will talk about most anything.

2. We realized long ago that some of our friends will just not gel with some of our others. We just do not invite them together. Never felt the "warm and fuzzy" of having everyone meet and trying to force the issue.

3. Sometimes one person will just monopolize the conversation with a major event (good or bad) in their lives and refuses to change the subject where everyone can paticipate. That is where my husband will step in and say something outrageous like: We just won the lottery! I'm getting a goat, I'm sick of mowing the lawn! We're moving to Alaska! Actual things he has said. Usually gets the conversation back on track.